Maternity Leave isn’t preventing Kate Middleton from taking on a new duty as the first Royal Patron of the V&A Museum in London.
Kensington Palace took to Twitter to make of the official announce that the Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth to her third child with Prince William, will be taking on a new role in connection with the Victoria and Albert Museum which is partly down to interest in the visual arts, photography and design.
The Duchess has previously visited the V&A last summer where she joined staff and architect Amanda Levete CBE, for the official unveiling of Exhibition Road Quarter – the V&A’s most significant development project for over 100 years. Her passion for photography and the arts comes from her time at St, Andrews university where she got a degree in art history. A statement from the V&A read:
“We are honoured to announce that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to become the V&A’s first Royal Patron. The patronage reflects Her Royal Highness’s continued personal interest in the visual arts, photography and design.”